JCB India Launches the Industry’s First Dual-Fuel CNG Backhoe Loader
News Desk, News Nation 360 : India's leading manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction equipment, JCB India Limited, launched the Industry’s first dual-fuel CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Backhoe Loader in India. Called the JCB 3DX DFi, this new machine can operate on CNG and diesel simultaneously using the HCCI (Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition) technology. CNG is also more economical and helps lower the operating costs to the end customer. With the global concern on environment and sustainability, JCB is committed to supporting the cause through the launch of this Dual Fuel CNG Backhoe Loader. The machine has been developed in India and has been tested in various operating conditions before its launch. It will be built at the company’s Delhi-NCR factory at Ballabgarh. The utilisation of alternate fuels is a significant step-change in the Construction Equipment Vehicle Sector. Since the JCB 3DX DFi operates on a mixture of CNG and diesel, there is a substantial drop in particulate emission. This also leads to a reduction of proportionate CO2 emissions. The machine was launched at New Delhi by the Honourable Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari. He has been a leading voice for the development of Construction machinery that uses alternate fuels and inspiration on CNG interventions in Construction Equipment Vehicles. Speaking at the occasion JCB India's CEO and Managing Director, Deepak Shetty said that throughout their four decades of operations in India, they have continued to invest in Innovation. It is one of the cornerstones of their operations. This dual-fuel machine can substitute Diesel with CNG and has been developed to cater to the evolving needs of their customers. It will further contribute to the creation of Infrastructure in the country and will also be exported to countries around the world. JCB has one of the widest dealer networks in the country. Engineers at its 60+ dealers and more than 700 outlets are trained and with adequate parts stock at each of its locations. This ensures customers get professional product support. The machine will also come fitted with JCB’s advanced telematics technology - JCB LiveLink. Through this, machines can be tracked and monitored in real-time. This technology also gives updates on Service, Operations and Security of the machine, online or through a mobile application.
Report : Anustup Kundu